VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Deputies used Tasers three times on a man who was high on meth when he got into a fight with two of them at a convenience store.
According to a report, a clerk called 911 when a man wouldn't pay for a bottle of water, and would not leave the store on Saturday.
The man, later identified as 21-year-old Terry Allen, spoke to a deputy who responded to the store, and told him that he didn't have enough money for the bottle of water.
The deputy paid the remaining price for the water, and told Allen to move on out of the store.
But officials said that's when Allen got aggressive and began fighting with the deputy.
Moments later another deputy arrived on the scene and tried to restrain Allen, who was becoming violent, the report read.
A deputy warned Allen, and then Tased him, but he leaped over the counter and continued to struggle with the deputies, and was Tased a second time.
He continued the fight until he was Tased a third time, which deputies said slowed him down enough to be handcuffed.
Allen told the deputies he had taken Methamphetamine and "Molly" prior to the incident. They called an ambulance to the scene, and he was taken to South Georgia Medical Center to be evaluated, but was released and taken to the Lowndes County Jail.
The two deputies were also treated and released from the hospital for injuries received during the fight.
Sheriff Chris Prine he was grateful that no one was seriously injured, but expressed concern that incidents like this could become more frequent as synthetic drugs become more prevalent.
"These drugs can ruin a person's life because it affects their decision making capabilities and certainly their behavior," he said.
Terry Allen was expected to appear in the Lowndes County Magistrate Court Monday for a bond hearing.